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Club Rules & Dress Code - Visitors



Members’ priority times for 2018:

Monday to Thursday:

Up to 9am, 11.30am to 1pm and 4pm to 5.30pm


Up to 9am, 1.30am to 1.30pm and 4pm to 5.30pm


All day


Up to 11am and 12noon to 1pm

To assist our ground staff and enable them to keep in front of play whilst carrying out course maintenance the following play restriction will apply:

MON – FRI Prior to 9.30am all play must start from the 1st Tee or the 4th tee with permission from the Pro shop staff.

Saturday all from the 1ST,

Sunday as per competitions allow


Any member requiring a handicap shall return three cards to the competition Secretary.

If he is a member of another club or transferring membership he must produce a signed handicap certificate identifying his current exact handicap.

Any member playing in a competition with a lower handicap at any other club, must notify such handicap to the competition secretary or the professional before taking out his card, failing which he will be liable to disqualification.

Any member playing in official EGU (CONGU GOVERNED) sanctioned events away from Crosland Heath or official competitions in other countries  must either enter their scores in the ‘Away Scores’ Book which is situated in the main lounge area or notify the Competition Secretary for their Section. It is the responsibility of each player to return scores from official events where they are not being returned via the CDH system.

Member’s handicaps will be updated following all qualifying competitions and posted on the appropriate Section Handicap Board.


Note: It is the duty of members to make themselves fully conversant with the Rules of Golf, conditions of competitions, bye-laws and local rules.

Official Club Competition days are Saturday & Wednesday. Competitions organized on alternative days will be posted on the Golf notice board outside the Pro shop.

Starting sheets are posted online 23 days prior to the event; no player should put their name down who is not competing in the event. Players who cannot play should remove themselves from the sheet at their earliest convenience. These start sheets will contain details of the competition, format, cost of entry and information as to which tees are in play and handicap allocation, these will also be available on how did I do. Members must enter their names and the names of their playing partners only.

Members must pay the appropriate fee to the professional prior to commencing play or in the case of knock-out competitions by using the entry fee envelopes provided and dropping them into the competition box under the touch screen score entry computer. This fee must be paid prior to playing their first round match.

The correct score card must be used.

Any conditions of competitions (including knockouts) stated on the notice board must be adhered to.

In competitions, each competitor must at the end of the game ensure that his card is marked correctly for each hole and signed and countersigned.

Members are asked to enter their gross scores into the computer after each round. Where a no return is recorded at an individual hole, members must enter their scores at the other completed holes. Failure to do this results in inaccurate Competition Standard Scratch figures. The card should then be placed in the competition box provided.

The men’s club competitions are divided in to 3 categories, they are: -

Category A

The club’s 4 “Majors”

  • Geoff Sykes (individual match play)
  • Shires Vase (individual stroke play)
  • Lockwood Cowlersley Bowl (pairs match play)
  • Shires Victory Bowl (pairs stroke play)

Category B

All other board competitions

Category C

Medals and other recognised competitions

In all Category A & B competitions the handicap limit is 20.

In all Ladies major (board) competitions the handicap limit is 36. In Mixed (board) competitions it is 30.

In the event of a tie in any 18 hole competition the best nett score over the second 9 holes shall decide and if still a tie a decision shall be reached by the best nett score over the last 6 then last 3, followed by hole by hole from hole no 10.

In the event of a tie in any 36 hole competition the back 18 shall decide the outcome.

In invitation fourball competitions only full members playing with visitors are allowed to enter. Other category members do not qualify as visitors. Visitors must hold a current valid competitive handicap.

No member is qualified to play in any competition after January 31st unless the current year’s subscription and any arrears are paid.

Country Members may participate in cat B or C competitions.

Social + 6 Members may not participate in any competitions.

Competitors shall have priority over non-competitors.

Where an immediate on-course decision is required, the relevant Competition Secretary, any officer of the club or member of the Competition Committee, or in their absence, the Professional shall be the referee. However players should try to follow the rulings document in the Pro shop entrance. When in doubt they should follow the 2 ball ruling.

Competitions will only be cancelled in the event of:

  1. The course becomes unplayable and it is closed. This decision will be made by any of the following- Mr. Captain, Competition Secretary, Course Manager or the Professional.

Ladies competitions: Lady Captain & Ladies Competition Secretary after consultation with Course Manager & Professional.

  1. Less than 25% of the original entrants complete the competition. In match play qualifiers, the minimum number of cards must be greater than the number required for the draw regardless of the 25% ruling.

Ladies competitions: less than 50% of the original entrants complete the competition

Should the course need to be closed during a competition the signal will be one long blast on the klaxon. Players should immediately suspend play and mark the position of their ball. Re-commencement of play will be decided upon by the Competition Committee.

Times of prize presentations will be posted on the notice board. Prize winners unable to attend their presentation should nominate another member, who must be suitably attired, to receive their prize; otherwise the prize will be forfeited.

Private motorised golf buggies may only be used with the prior consent of the board.

Visitors and members must hold valid insurance cover, a copy of which should be lodged with the Secretary and should read and sign the Club’s Buggy Usage Policy Document. In the case of buggies designed for two persons only one person and their equipment may ride on the buggy. Use of the buggy by other competitors will result in disqualification.

The Eric Selby Trophy shall be presented to the competitor returning the 10 best competitive stroke play rounds for the year.

The playing of two or more balls on the course constitutes practicing and therefore is not permitted.


All members must have consideration for other players.

In the interests of all, players should play without delay.

No player should play until the players in front are out of range.

Players searching for a ball should signal the players behind them to pass as soon as it becomes apparent that the ball will not easily be found; they should not search for five minutes before doing so.

They should not continue play until the players following them have passed and are out of range.

When the play of a hole has been completed, players should immediately leave the putting green.

REMEMBER: Keep behind the game in front and not in front of the game behind!

Behaviour during play. No one should move, talk or stand close to or directly behind the ball or the hole when a player is addressing the ball or making a stroke.

Mobile Phones. Please note that the use of mobile phones on the course is not permitted. In the club house they are permitted to be used in the entrance hall. Exceptions may be made for members whose professions require them to be ’on call’, however phones must then be turned to silent or vibrate in order not to disturb other members. Phones may be carried however for emergency.


In the absence of special rules two ball matches should have precedence over and be entitled to pass any three or fourball match.

Any match playing a whole round is entitled to pass a match playing a shorter round or one that has ‘cut in’ from another hole.

If a match fails to keep its place on the course and loses more than one clear hole on the players in front it should allow the following match to pass.

The Captain and the President are afforded priority on the first tee at any time.


Members should at all times adhere to any local notices displayed on the course and on the Greens notice board in the clubhouse

Holes in Bunkers: Before leaving a bunker, a player should carefully fill up and smooth over all holes and rake any footprints made.

Restore divots, repair ball marks and damage made by spikes: Through the green a player should ensure that any turf cut or displaced by him is replaced at once and the divot pressed down. Any damage to the putting green made by the player or the ball shall be carefully repaired.

Damage to greens - flagsticks, bags etc: Players should ensure that, when putting down bags or the flagstick no damage is done to the putting green, and that neither they or their caddies damage the hole by standing close to it, in handling the flagstick or removing the ball from the hole. The flagstick should be properly placed in the hole before the players leave the green.

Golf Buggies and Trolleys: Local notices regulating the movement of golf buggies and trolleys should be strictly observed. Players should not carry their bags or pull trolleys over the surface of the green.

Damage through practice swings. In taking practice swings, players should avoid causing damage to the course, particularly on the tees and fairways by removing divots.

Banks: Members must not step on any turfed wall or sloping bank on the course except in the act of playing a ball.


During winter months when preferred lies are introduced please follow the instructions given by the golf and greens committees. These rules will be published in the clubhouse and are to be respectfully followed. For the purpose of clarity, the quarry bottoms on holes 1, 2, 9 are defined as closely mown areas.


The club premises shall be open to members daily from 7.00am onwards except on Christmas Day when they will be closed all day.

No clubs or apparel shall be left in any of the lounges or dining areas.

Any mail from members relating to subscriptions, competitions and correspondence to the club is to be addressed or handed directly to the Secretary / General Manager

Changing of clothes is confined to the locker rooms.

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